NEOSHO, Mo. – Freeman today launched its first of many telemedicine units in the McDonald County School System to better help students maintain their health.
Officials say the new unit comes with the district’s partnership with the Freeman Neosho Hospital.
Freeman plans to install medical-grade telemedicine equipment on all campuses across the McDonald County School System due to the rural nature of the schools.
Freeman Neosho leaders say they hope to have telemedicine units in all McDonald County campuses by the end of the year.
How it works:
- If a child (or a staff member) becomes sick at school and needs to see a medical provider and wants to use TELEMEDICINE, they will visit the nurse’s office at their school. The school nurse will take vitals and get contact information.
- Freeman Registration will call parents directly to obtain permission to provide treatment and register them or their child for the visit. Freeman will offer a telemedicine appointment time that works for parents.
- The school nurse will assist the student (or the staff member) as well as the parent in virtually connecting with the experienced Freeman provider and will assist the Freeman provider in conducting the exam.
- A parent can see, hear, and interact with their child, the Freeman provider, and the school nurse during the virtual visit.
- If prescriptions or further testing are needed, the Freeman provider will call in the prescriptions or order tests at the location requested by the parents.
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